Beverly Cleary's childhood home in Portland is up for sale

Beverly Cleary's childhood home in Portland is up for sale
Photo courtesy of the listing on Zillow.

PORTLAND, Ore. - The childhood home of one of Portland's most well-known authors is up for sale.

Beverly Cleary, who has written more than 30 books for kids and young adults, once lived at 3340 N.E. Hancock Street and the house (built in 1910) just went on the market with a list price of $362,000.

According to the real estate agency that is listing the house, renters had most recently been occupying the home but have since moved out and the house is now vacant.

Cleary's characters - most notably Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins - have delighted children for decades. The author, who is now 96 years old and living in California, is one of the world's most distinguished and honored children's writers.